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Kimberly Young

Heartland College Fall 2020 EASC111

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Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

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Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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    Kimberly Young 4/30/2021 4:04 PM
    This has been a fun challenge.  With spring being upon us, it has been easy to pay more attention to my outside surroundings as we've watched trees bloom and the grass begin to grow.  Makes me appreciate more of our planet than ever before.

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    Kimberly Young 4/26/2021 5:14 PM
    My family and I have been paying close attention to the various buds on the trees in our yard over the last several weeks.  It quite amazing how the buds progress and change in just a few days.  Loving spring this year!!

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    Kimberly Young 4/26/2021 5:13 PM
    Today, my husband and I explored Starved Rock State Park and Mathieson State Park.  We have been there before but today was less busy and so we were able to take in nature more.  Lovvvvved it!!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

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    Kimberly Young 4/19/2021 9:27 AM
    I can tell where our home's drainage goes out of the immediate area but can not tell beyond that.

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    Kimberly Young 4/16/2021 7:48 PM
    A few of the changes I made at the beginning of April are already new habits.  Wooot!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Kimberly Young 4/11/2021 8:40 AM
    1) my personal wellness (mind & body)
    2) appropriately balancing work and life in this work-from-home environment
    3) spending as much time outdoors as I can
    These core values are important to me during this season of life as I have found myself being sucked into depressive thoughts and actions (non-movement).  And recognizing that I have the power to make the change.

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      Janet Beach Davis 4/17/2021 8:49 PM
      Work/ life is so very important! We need to stop thinking that being overworked is somehow linked to success. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Kimberly Young 4/11/2021 8:37 AM
    The fresh air has been such a blessing.  I love the smell of outdoors after a rain and as of late, we've had a few opportunities to experience this.